Southside Family Dentistry | Ridge Augmentation in Birmingham

 

Southside Family Dentistry
Kuntal Pandit D.M.D

 

1715 11th Ave South | Birmingham Al 35205

ph: 205-251-6928
fax:
205-251-6968

Please call to today to schedule your free consultation appointment

Visit our new location at:

1715 11th Avenue South Ste C
Birmingham Al 35205

Ridge Augmentation
AGD Member
 

iStock_000002879017XSmall.jpgWhen you lose teeth, and do not replace them, the jawbone deteriorates where the tooth socket once was. This makes it difficult, and in some instances impossible to get dental implants or dentures later on. You may have not had the financial means at the time of the extraction for restorative surgery, but you may have the money now. The good news is that we can perform a process called ridge augmentation to restore the bone structure that is needed for restorative procedures such as dental implants. The process involves lifting the gum from the ridge to expose the defected area of the bone. Then the dentist uses a bone like substance to fill the defected areas. The ridge augmentation greatly improves the appearance of the mouth and increases the chances for success with the implants. With ridge augmentation, your implants will last for years.